Pitt State Admission Requirements

Pittsburg, Kansas

Chances of getting into Pittsburg State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Pittsburg State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Pitt State and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,166 out of 2,418 applicants were admitted making Pittsburg State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Pittsburg State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Pitt State, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Pitt State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Pittsburg State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Pittsburg State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Pitt State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Pittsburg State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Pittsburg State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Pitt State?

Admission data indicates that Pitt State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pittsburg State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pittsburg State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >94%
23 to 28 Avg + 90%-94%
18 to 23 Avg - 84%-90%
13 to 18 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 13 Low <76%
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Pitt State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Pittsburg State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Pitt State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pittsburg State University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Pitt State accepts 90% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pittsburg State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

70% of Pittsburg State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Pittsburg State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 70%
Bottom 50% of class 30%
Bottom 25% of class 10%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Pittsburg State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,278 1,140 2,418
Accepted 1,146 1,020 2,166
Acceptance Rate 90% 89% 90%
Enrolled 470 492 962
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 48% 44%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pittsburg State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Pittsburg State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pittsburg State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155681 IPEDS survey data for Pittsburg State University.


Does Pittsburg State University prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Pittsburg State University?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to Pitt State. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Pittsburg State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 28. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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